Lily Templeton

Lily Templeton

Based in Paris, Lily travels the world to cover fashion. From the runways of the fashion capitals to the runaway success of emerging markets, she is always fascinated by the latest beauty trends, great design, and luxuries great and small.

Latest from Lily Templeton

Japanese brand Facetasm collaborates with Coca-Cola on a workwear-inspired collection

Hiromichi Ochiai, founder of Japanese brand Facetasm and finalist of the LVMH Prize 2016, on creating something new out of the soft drink’s archive.

11 Jul 2019 - 12:45PM

Hiromichi Ochiai, founder of Japanese brand Facetasm and finalist of the LVMH Prize 2016, on creating something new out of the soft drink’s archive.

Japanese brand Facetasm collaborates with Coca-Cola on a workwear-inspired collection
From Toulouse-Lautrec’s castle to haute couture: meet one of Paris’ most stylish tastemakers

Mélanie Huynh is a prominent freelance fashion editor who counts American designer Joseph Altuzarra among her best friends and has consulted for couturiers such as Elie Saab, Riccardo Tisci, and Alber Elbaz.

1 Jul 2019 - 6:43PM

Mélanie Huynh is a prominent freelance fashion editor who counts American designer Joseph Altuzarra among her best friends and has consulted for couturiers such as Elie Saab, Riccardo Tisci, and Alber Elbaz.

From Toulouse-Lautrec’s castle to haute couture: meet one of Paris’ most stylish tastemakers
Five trendy jewellery brands choosing passion over price

Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa have been spotted wearing Alan Crocetti’s creations, while Beyoncé wore a Paula Mendoza piece in her XO music video. Samuel Francois, Foundrae and Sophie Bille Brahe are other brands to look out for.

23 Jun 2019 - 7:12PM

Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa have been spotted wearing Alan Crocetti’s creations, while Beyoncé wore a Paula Mendoza piece in her XO music video. Samuel Francois, Foundrae and Sophie Bille Brahe are other brands to look out for.

Five trendy jewellery brands choosing passion over price
Japanese fashion talent scout on Instagram stars, dressing weird and where’s hot right now

Japanese fashion talent scout Yu Masui looks for unusual items wherever he goes, and has a knack for mixing up styles. We talk to him about his style, where fashion’s hot right now, and how dressing ‘weird’ has gone mainstream.

3 May 2019 - 6:00PM

Japanese fashion talent scout Yu Masui looks for unusual items wherever he goes, and has a knack for mixing up styles. We talk to him about his style, where fashion’s hot right now, and how dressing ‘weird’ has gone mainstream.

Japanese fashion talent scout on Instagram stars, dressing weird and where’s hot right now
A Chinese John Galliano? Award at Shanghai Fashion Week aims to help new labels go global

The first BoF China Prize was won by Caroline Hu, a New York-based designer who impressed with a crafts-intensive collection. She receives US$100,000 and mentoring intended to help her label succeed globally.

4 Apr 2019 - 4:12PM

The first BoF China Prize was won by Caroline Hu, a New York-based designer who impressed with a crafts-intensive collection. She receives US$100,000 and mentoring intended to help her label succeed globally.

A Chinese John Galliano? Award at Shanghai Fashion Week aims to help new labels go global
The forgotten story of fashion designer Halston, and the filmmaker who’s retold it

French-Chinese documentary maker Frédéric Tcheng was drawn to the mystery of American fashion designer Halston, who dressed Liza Minnelli and Bianca Jagger, and was a regular at Studio 54, but lost control of his brand.

31 Mar 2019 - 6:21PM

French-Chinese documentary maker Frédéric Tcheng was drawn to the mystery of American fashion designer Halston, who dressed Liza Minnelli and Bianca Jagger, and was a regular at Studio 54, but lost control of his brand.

The forgotten story of fashion designer Halston, and the filmmaker who’s retold it
Paris Fashion Week: The next Prada or Chanel? Five labels to watch out for

Beginning today, Paris Fashion Week will host a number of brands that have adopted aesthetics reminiscent of beloved fashion fixtures, including Rokh, Koché and Mame.

25 Feb 2019 - 6:15PM

Beginning today, Paris Fashion Week will host a number of brands that have adopted aesthetics reminiscent of beloved fashion fixtures, including Rokh, Koché and Mame.

Paris Fashion Week: The next Prada or Chanel? Five labels to watch out for
Why more men are wearing make-up as Chanel launches new male focused range

As Chanel prepares for the global launch of its men’s make-up range, we look at why the market for such products has grown and talk to a few men who are not afraid of reaching for the concealer.

11 Jan 2019 - 7:42AM

As Chanel prepares for the global launch of its men’s make-up range, we look at why the market for such products has grown and talk to a few men who are not afraid of reaching for the concealer.

Why more men are wearing make-up as Chanel launches new male focused range
Parisian style: the brands and designers updating the basics of French fashion

Parisian style is a perfect storm of messy hair, minimal make-up and a basic uniform somehow magically transformed by a dash of je ne sais quoi. These brands are updating the basics of French style

24 Nov 2018 - 11:20PM

Parisian style is a perfect storm of messy hair, minimal make-up and a basic uniform somehow magically transformed by a dash of je ne sais quoi. These brands are updating the basics of French style

Parisian style: the brands and designers updating the basics of French fashion
Quirky name, covetable designs – fashion is going to be hearing a lot about Kwaidan Editions

She freelanced for Alexander McQueen, he learned his trade at Balenciaga and Céline. When Léa Dickely and Hung La launched their label, they said ‘a lot without much’, and fashion world took note.

26 Oct 2018 - 2:19PM

She freelanced for Alexander McQueen, he learned his trade at Balenciaga and Céline. When Léa Dickely and Hung La launched their label, they said ‘a lot without much’, and fashion world took note.

Quirky name, covetable designs – fashion is going to be hearing a lot about Kwaidan Editions
Why French fashion brand Maje looks to Asia for inspiration, 20 years after being founded in Paris

Founder Judith Milgro makes the case for Asian style and the need to reinvent the fashion industry for a new era

26 Jul 2018 - 11:18AM

Founder Judith Milgro makes the case for Asian style and the need to reinvent the fashion industry for a new era

Why French fashion brand Maje looks to Asia for inspiration, 20 years after being founded in Paris
After Colette, seven buzzy Paris boutiques drawing the cool crowd with sharply curated selections of hard-to-find fashion, and more

The ultimate concept store, Colette’s closure came as a shock – but there are still places to shop in the French capital. Ahead of couture week, we profile seven of the most happening boutiques in the world’s fashion capital.

30 Jun 2018 - 2:15PM

The ultimate concept store, Colette’s closure came as a shock – but there are still places to shop in the French capital. Ahead of couture week, we profile seven of the most happening boutiques in the world’s fashion capital.

After Colette, seven buzzy Paris boutiques drawing the cool crowd with sharply curated selections of hard-to-find fashion, and more
Why hotel bathroom amenities from Paris to Hong Kong are becoming so much more than fancy extras

Hotel toiletries are moving beyond being just being an additional touch of luxury. Now they are a symbol of identity for hotels, and niche brands are cashing in

18 Jun 2018 - 5:50PM

Hotel toiletries are moving beyond being just being an additional touch of luxury. Now they are a symbol of identity for hotels, and niche brands are cashing in

Why hotel bathroom amenities from Paris to Hong Kong are becoming so much more than fancy extras
Paris fashion house Poiret enjoys a modern-day renaissance led by master couturier Yin Yiqing

A century ago, French couturier Paul Poiret was dressing the rich and famous with his modern designs. His label closed down in 1929, but now it has returned with French-Chinese designer Yin at the helm

27 May 2018 - 6:20PM

A century ago, French couturier Paul Poiret was dressing the rich and famous with his modern designs. His label closed down in 1929, but now it has returned with French-Chinese designer Yin at the helm

Paris fashion house Poiret enjoys a modern-day renaissance led by master couturier Yin Yiqing
Meet the fashion illustrators capturing what runway photographers can’t

Live art illustrators are proving to be the perfect foil for – and perhaps the better alternatives to – street-style and catwalk photographers at fashion weeks

31 Mar 2018 - 7:33PM

Live art illustrators are proving to be the perfect foil for – and perhaps the better alternatives to – street-style and catwalk photographers at fashion weeks

Meet the fashion illustrators capturing what runway photographers can’t
World’s leading fashion schools open in Asia to meet rising demand for design education

With few reputable fashion schools in the region, would-be designers from Asia flocked to top institutions in the West to learn their trade; seeing this demand, schools have opened branches in Asian countries including China and India

28 Mar 2018 - 10:44AM

With few reputable fashion schools in the region, would-be designers from Asia flocked to top institutions in the West to learn their trade; seeing this demand, schools have opened branches in Asian countries including China and India

World’s leading fashion schools open in Asia to meet rising demand for design education
Paris health and wellness: best new restaurants, cafes and services in the city – our picks

Paris is getting greener and healthier, from innovative workout spaces to vegan cafes. As the fashion set descends on the city for Paris Fashion Week, we check out the most exciting developments in the city’s health and wellness scene

26 Feb 2018 - 7:19PM

Paris is getting greener and healthier, from innovative workout spaces to vegan cafes. As the fashion set descends on the city for Paris Fashion Week, we check out the most exciting developments in the city’s health and wellness scene

Paris health and wellness: best new restaurants, cafes and services in the city – our picks
Fashion’s female DJs of Asian descent turning the tables

At a time when female empowerment has touched many industries, are women DJs breaking the mould or simply coming into their own in the world of fashion?

24 Feb 2018 - 7:46PM

At a time when female empowerment has touched many industries, are women DJs breaking the mould or simply coming into their own in the world of fashion?

Fashion’s female DJs of Asian descent turning the tables
Paris Fashion Week: five Chinese menswear designers prove they can compete with the best on the world’s biggest stage

Whether it was a collection inspired by the last Chinese emperor, bomber blazer hybrids, reflections on Americana or a doomsday scenario in armoured suits, these designers lit up the Paris catwalks with autumn 2018 collections

24 Jan 2018 - 1:44PM

Whether it was a collection inspired by the last Chinese emperor, bomber blazer hybrids, reflections on Americana or a doomsday scenario in armoured suits, these designers lit up the Paris catwalks with autumn 2018 collections

Paris Fashion Week: five Chinese menswear designers prove they can compete with the best on the world’s biggest stage
Paris Haute Couture 2018: the five guest designers to watch as they muscle in on top labels’ spring/summer shows

Expect the achingly cool from Acne Studios, thrifty baroque tailoring from AF Vandevorst, French-influenced flair from Ellery, savvy styles with a luxurious touch from Proenza Schouler and upcycled demi-couture from RVDK

24 Jan 2018 - 1:47PM

Expect the achingly cool from Acne Studios, thrifty baroque tailoring from AF Vandevorst, French-influenced flair from Ellery, savvy styles with a luxurious touch from Proenza Schouler and upcycled demi-couture from RVDK

Paris Haute Couture 2018: the five guest designers to watch as they muscle in on top labels’ spring/summer shows
Singaporean, Australian and Indian fashion designers in Paris among expat stars to have seized the spotlight in couture capital

The City of Lights has long been a magnet for international talent, from music to the arts, and fashion is well represented, with Australian designer Martin Grant, Andrew Gn from Singapore and India’s Manish Arora making their mark

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The City of Lights has long been a magnet for international talent, from music to the arts, and fashion is well represented, with Australian designer Martin Grant, Andrew Gn from Singapore and India’s Manish Arora making their mark

Singaporean, Australian and Indian fashion designers in Paris among expat stars to have seized the spotlight in couture capital
Chanel’s Hamburg show a homecoming for Karl Lagerfeld, his collection inspired by German city’s nautical history

Métiers d’Art collection unveiled in Hamburg, where Karl Lagerfeld was born, full of witty references to the port city’s seafaring roots seen as a new beginning for designer by guests including Hong Kong’s Wyman Wong and Tilda Swinton

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Métiers d’Art collection unveiled in Hamburg, where Karl Lagerfeld was born, full of witty references to the port city’s seafaring roots seen as a new beginning for designer by guests including Hong Kong’s Wyman Wong and Tilda Swinton

Chanel’s Hamburg show a homecoming for Karl Lagerfeld, his collection inspired by German city’s nautical history
How the best hotels in Paris are combining shopping and art to boost their revenues

Concept stores at the Hotel de Crillon, Ritz Paris and Royal Monceau are changing the luxury hospitality industry as wealthy travellers look for more ways of enjoying their stay – by spending more money

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Concept stores at the Hotel de Crillon, Ritz Paris and Royal Monceau are changing the luxury hospitality industry as wealthy travellers look for more ways of enjoying their stay – by spending more money

How the best hotels in Paris are combining shopping and art to  boost their revenues
How cult label Golden Goose took flight with sneakers scuffed, scraped and scored

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its smash-hit sneaker line, the founders of Golden Goose Deluxe Brand give their inside take on a label that has won fans worldwide including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kanye West and Taylor Swift

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its smash-hit sneaker line, the founders of Golden Goose Deluxe Brand give their inside take on a label that has won fans worldwide including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kanye West and Taylor Swift

How cult label Golden Goose took flight with sneakers scuffed, scraped and scored